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Conveyancing in Grays Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 25/07/17

Grays points of interest

Orsett Essex Windmill, Tillbury Fort English Heritage and Aveley Belhus Woods Country Park are in the vicinity of Grays.

The nearest station to Grays is Grays and the closest airport to Grays is Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport. London City Airport is 12 miles, London Heliport Airport is 22 miles, London Airport is 18 miles, Rochester Airport is 12 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 17 miles away.

Grays is very close at approximately three miles of Junction 31 Westbound of the M25.

The neighbouring hospital for Grays is Thurrock.

Q.

What will the overall charge be on the sale of a £771,000 property? I am looking for discount conveyancing in Grays.

A.

Many online and high street firms purport to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional charges may inflate the final bill. Charges listed in the solicitor's terms needs to be fair and come into force only if your solicitor is required to complete extra work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

Q.

What is the council tax on a Thirties mid-terrace property in Grays?

A.

Typically the report on title should give detail the Thurrock council tax band. Council tax rates for properties in Grays are listed on the Thurrock local authority site. At the time of writing on 11/08/2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £871.00
  • Band B - £1,016.00
  • Band C - £1,161.00
  • Band D - £1,306.00
  • Band E - £1,596.00
  • Band F - £1,886.00
  • Band G - £2,177.00
  • Band H - £2,612.00

Q.

Will you need to get searches for chancel liability? I am buying in Grays.

A.

There are over 15,000 Church of England and Church of Wales parishes across the UK. Owners of property

within some of these may be required to contribute towards the cost of the repair of a local church. Several sources are used to determine liability in Grays, including the Title Register database. Church lands in the local area include All Saint's Church, St Cedd's, Stifford Clays, St John the Evangelist/ North and St Mary's, North Stifford.

Q.

How long should it take my assigned conveyancing solicitor to finish the legal process for a flat in a property we hope to buy?

A.

The legal process can take anywhere from around a month and 3 months, which can be affected by a number of factors, for example the efficiency of the sellers lawyer, or renegotiations.

Q.

Does Grays include any areas of conservation?

A.

Conservation areas safeguard areas of special architectural or historic interest. Your conveyancing lawyer will be able to provide more details.

Q.

How soon do you need to find a conveyancer in Grays?

A.

In simple terms, as soon as possible. The legal work can then commence immediately. Early instruction of a solicitor for a purchase allows you can shave days off the process by having the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, prior to marketing the property, documents can be prepared to make it potentially more attractive to motivated buyers.

Q.

We have requested a quote from you. Might I be charged any extra fees when the transaction completes?

A.

No. Homeward Legal never hide any extra, hidden charges to carry out standard conveyancing. Know that some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote, which they will not be required to adhere to.

Q.

We plan to purchase a barn conversion in the parish of Tollesbury. Are we advised to get a chancel search?

A.

Whether you are buying a house in Grays or elsewhere in the county, the conveyancing lawyer should confirm that a chancel search be taken out. In older areas of Grays, chancel repair can be imposed on current owners of a house where parish councils may have not done so in the past, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.

 
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